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Graduate students set for first opera

Fresno State Opera Theatre will present its first full graduate performance in the university’s history Saturday in the Wahlberg Recital Hall of the music department. The performance is “La Pizza Con Funghi” or “The Mushroom Pie,” by Seymour Barab. Five ...

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Community celebrates diversity and Gandhi

In continuation of a multi-day Mahatma Gandhi celebration across campus last week, community leaders joined hands with Fresno State students and faculty on Saturday in recognition of diversity. Dr. Lynette Zelezny, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Fresno ...

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Grad school: Finding the perfect fit

With graduation looming for prospective Fresno State seniors, many are asking themselves if graduate school is still worth it in regards to taking on student debt.

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Ethics lecture discusses Hobby Lobby

Dr. Alfred Evans, a professor emeritus of political science at Fresno State, spoke on the Supreme Court’s recent highly-publicized Hobby Lobby decision calling it a victory for religious freedom during a Thursday night ethics lecture. The lecture was hosted by ...

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Downtown pub celebrates first anniversary

Within the concrete jungle of the forgotten Fulton Mall lies a gastropub growing in popularity in part of a revitalized, rejuvenated Downtown Fresno: Peeve’s Public House. The venue celebrated its one year anniversary this past weekend with an assortment of ...

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Two defendants in Fresno State fraternity pledge death get jail time

Two years after the hazing-related death of 18-year-old Fresno State Theta Chi pledge Philip Dhanens, two of the three men involved in the case were sentenced Tuesday at the Fresno County Superior Court. Leonard Louis Serrato, 30, was sentenced to ...

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Alum Justin Garza inspires blood and marrow drive

Fresno State will be hosting the largest blood and marrow registry drive in 20 years in an effort to join alumnus and Central High School football coach Justin Garza in raising awareness about the National Marrow Registry Program.

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‘The Normal Heart’ comes to Fresno

Opening weekend of StageWorks Fresno’s rendition of “The Normal Heart” debuted this past Friday in Downtown Fresno at the Fresno Art Museum. “The Normal Heart,” which depicts the genesis of the AIDS crisis between 1981 and 1984, follows the life ...

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GrubHouse to offer unique dining experience, to open Sept 11

Specializing in farm-to-table dining, craft beers and local wines, the new restaurant Guri’s Grubhouse and Taps near the corner of Shaw and Cedar avenues is projected to open this week, taking over the space previously occupied by Fajita Fiesta. Guri’s ...

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Fresno State receives high marks for affordability

A recent TIME Magazine study has ranked Fresno State No. 26 in the nation based on affordability, graduation rates and Pell Grants, the federal financial aid for low-income families. TIME gathered data from 2,500 colleges and universities throughout the country ...

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Fresno Goes Greek

Over 30,000 people from across the Central Valley gathered at the St. George Greek Orthodox Church over the weekend for the 54th annual Fresno California Greek Fest, one of the largest social and cultural gatherings in the area. The event, ...

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Williams’ suicide spurs campus dialogue on depression

In the wake of the recent suicide by actor and comedian Robin Williams, many Fresno organizations are taking part in an effort to spread awareness and empathy for mental health and depression. Less than 24 hours after the news of ...

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